JACK DARCUS (to date, February 2017)
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of B.C.,1963, with majors in Art History and Philosophy. One year Post Graduate studies in Art History and Philosophy.
Painting shows: (All shows are solo exhibitions unless otherwise noted)
1963 Arts Club of Vancouver, Seymour Street
1964 Young Contemporaries, London, Ontario (Juried Group Show)
1964 Canvas Shack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1965 Bau Xi Gallery Vancouver, B.C. (Group Show, Circumference)
Bau Xi Gallery (Solo exhibition)
1966 Bau Xi Gallery
1967 Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1974 Victoria Art Gallery (Juried Group Show), Victoria, B.C.
1975 Burnaby Art Gallery (solo exhibition which toured
B.C., Penticton, Kelowna, Prince George, and
Whithorse in Yukon Territory
1976 Bau Xi Gallery, Victoria B.C.
1976 University of B.C. Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1976 Upper Street Gallery, London, England
1978 Centre Culturel Columbien, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Lobby Show, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 Keenleyside Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987 St. Francis in the Wood, Church Hall, West Vancouver, B.C.
1988 Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey B.C.
1992 Deuxieme Salon International Oeuvres Support Papier,
Nantes, France (Juried Group Show)
1993 Group Show, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Exhibition, Recent Paintings, Diane Farris Gallery,
1995 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1998 - 2001 Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (works on exhibit)
2000 – website established: www.jackdarcus.com
- mural commission, “Dundarave Day” for Beach House Restaurant,
Dundarave, West Vancouver, B.C.
2000 – Studio move to Granville Island, in Vancouver
2005 - Exhibition, “Jericho Spring & Recent Paintings, Omega Gallery, Vancouver
- commission, “View from Taylor’s Lookout” for British Pacific Properties.
2006 Works represented by Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Works on display, The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2007 Works represented by Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Also, independent studio/gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
2008 Winsor Gallery Show, July, 2008
2009 Winsor Gallery feature of works, July 2009
2010, 2011 Works on display, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
2012, 2013 Works on display, Granville Fine Art
2014 Works on Display, Darcus Studio Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver
2015 Works on Display, Wendel Gallery, Granville Island, Vanvouver
2016m 2017 Works on display at Darcus Studio Gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver. B.C.
Since 1994 has donated works to the annual charity auction, at Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, B.C. in aid of children’s art education.
1968 – With Ken Livingstone and Sandy Walton, co-founded Gallimaufry Theatre Co. Designed sets for two seasons (1968, 69) of one-act plays in repertory.
1976 - Stage Designer for "The Homecoming" by Harold Pinter at Talbot Theatre in London, Ontario (dir. Ken Livingstone)
1989 - Directed, for Fringe Festival in Vancouver, "Six O'clock News" by Robert Gerow and Terry Barclay.
1970 - wrote, produced and directed first feature-length drama GREAT COUPS OF HISTORY (B&W, 87 Minutes) Screened at Edinburgh Festival, 1974
1972 - PROXYHAWKS (B&W, 77 Minutes) Screened at Critics Week, Cannes Festival, 1973 (wro.prod,dir)
1974 - WOLFPEN PRINCIPLE (Colour, 87 Minutes), starring Vladimir Valenta. (wro.prod,dir)
1984 - DESERTERS (Colour, 96 Minutes) starring Alan Scarfe, Dermot Hennely, John Brydon and Barbara March Nominated for six Genie Awards (wro.prod,dir)
1986 - OVERNIGHT (Colour, 102 Minutes) starring Duncan Fraser, Gail Garnet, Alan Scarfe . Nominated for four Genie Awards Alan Scarfe won Best Actor (wro.prod,dir)
1989 - KINGSGATE (Colour, 110 Minutes) starring Christopher Plummer, Alan Scarfe, Barbara March, Elizabeth Dancoes (wro.prod,dir)
1992 - THE PORTRAIT (colour 107 minutes) starring Alan Scarfe and Barbara March (wro.prod,dir)
1997 - SILENCE (colour 102 minutes) starring August Schellenberg, Tantoo Cardinal, and Alan Scarfe. Selected for screening at the Sundance Festival, 1999 (prod,dir)
Fiction writing began with short stories while at University, and then progressed to Screenplays, many of which were produced (see FILM, above). Several attempts at novels (without publication) and in 2014, the philosophy essay, The Limits of Language.
1985, 1986, directed three episodes of TV series
"Airwaves", produced in Toronto by CBC and Atlantis Films.
1987 - directed "Lunch Date", a one-half hour drama
for the episodic TV series "Lies From Lotus Land", produced by CBC
1964 - 1976 Night School Instructor in painting with Vancouver School Board four nights per week in fall and winter sessions. Other classes included two sessions with the Centre For Continuing Education, UBC, and privately run classes in studio. Also workshops in painting in the Okanagan (Summer School of the Arts, 1969) and in the Vancouver area.
1979- 82 Part-time sessional lecturer, Faculty of Education, UBC as instructor in painting.
1990, 1991 Part-time lecturer in screenplay writing at Emily Carr College of Art and Design.
1992 – 1994, writing instructor for classes 32, 33, 39 at the Vancouver Film
2001, Vancouver Film School Full-length Screenplay writing class.
2001-2003 Vancouver Film School, directing instructor, and screenplay writing instructor
2004 – workshop in traditional painting materials, Malaspina University College
2006 – workshop in egg tempera medium, Opus Framing
2010 – workshop in egg tempera medium, University Women’s Club, Vancouver
workshop in egg tempera medium, Opus Framing
2011 - painting workshop (acrylics and oils) Feb 29 – March 5, Isle Sur la Sorgue, Provence, France
2012 – painting workshop, Isle sur la Sorgue, France
2013 – painting workshop, Isle sur la Sorgue, France
Egg tempera workshop, Opus Framing and Artist Supplies
Private instruction to students, Granville Island Studio
2014-2017 Private instruction to students, Granville Island Studio
Cinema Canada (feature article, July, 1986)
INNER VIEWS (interviews with ten Canadian film directors) by John Hofsess, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1976
CBC RADIO (Arts National, June, 1985)
WHO'S WHO OF CANADIAN CINEMA
DREAMING IN THE RAIN, David Spaner, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2003
Past member, Board of Directors, Vancouver Art Gallery
Past member, Board of Directors, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Supporting Member, League of Canadian Poets
Life Member of The Director’s Guild of Canada
Treasurer, Artists and Artisans Society of Granville Island 2004 – 2010
Member, Vancouver Art Gallery
Member, Granville Island Business Community Association 2000-present.